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Seoul to Suwon Hwaseong Fortress and Korean Folk Village Tour

After pickup at your Seoul hotel in the morning, continue on to Suwon, located in Gyeonggi-do province. The first stop will be the Suwon Hwaseong Fortress which was constructed to perform the commercial and military function during the Joseon Dynasty. This construction was built using advanced technology such as a crane in 1796. Now, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress is designated as a UNESCO World heritage site. Your guide will share expert commentary about this construction. After having lunch, head to the Korean folk village and explore many of the traditional Korean customs. Enjoy some leisure time and explore places such as the Joseon Period Houses. In addition, see traditional workshops and enjoy the beautiful houses set in a natural environment. Continue by coach towards the Ginseng center. Ginseng is good for tiredness, loss of appetite, sickness and many other illnesses. Enjoy a ginseng tasting and buy some ginseng products if you like.Conclude your tour back at your centrally located hotel in Seoul.

$60 Private & Custom Tours

Namhansanseong UNESCO Historical Sites and Korean Folk Village-Private Tour

About Namhansanseong FortressNamhansanseong Provincial Park surrounds Namhansanseong Fortress, one of four forts built to protect Hanyang (the former name of Seoul). Gaeseong, Suwon, Ganghwa and Gwangju are located in the north, south, west, and east direction respectively. Namhansanseong Fortress is located to the east in Gwangju. The park is situated on Namhansan Mountain, 24km southeast from Seoul and 6km northeast from Seongnam. The length of trails is a total of approximately 12.4 km (main fortress 8.9km, external fortress 3.2km, Sinnamsanseong Fortress 0.2km). The height is 7.3m. Namhansanseong’s circumference is approximately 12km, stacking small natural stones over big stones. The fortress includes Sueocheong (Namhansan Mountain Fortress Defense Command), Gwana (government office), storage, and a haenggung (temporary palace), as well as 80 wells and 45 springs. Also, administration was moved from Gwangju-eup to inside of the fortress, clearly showing the importance of Namhansanseong Fortress in that period. 12,700 people participated in a field exercise carried out for the first time after building the fortress by command of King Injo (17th year, 1639). These days, only a few buildings remain inside of the fortress including East and South Gate, Seojangdae, Hyeonjeolsa Temple, Yeonmu Hall, Janggyeongsa Temple, Jisudang, Yeongwoljeong, and Chimgwaejeong. Among these remaining buildings, four gates, Sueojangdae, and some parts of the fortress in the middle of West Gate still maintain their original forms. Namhansanseong Fortress is designated as Historical Site No. 57 and a provincial park. About Korean Folk VillageLying in a spacious site of 990,000㎡ and in nature-given geomantic location ‘facing water and backgrounded by mountains’, Korean Folk Village (KFV) is a village from the Joseon period composed of real houses relocated from provinces of the country. Reconstructed through a long survey of houses remaining in different parts of the country and authentication by specialists, it is a real village from the Joseon period that unfolds in seasonal transformation scenes from everyday folk culture meticulously collected. The village was created with common people’s houses and aristocrats’ houses relocated or restored from different parts of the country such as south, middle, north, and islands. It presents the real life from old Joseon life, which includes gwana (provincial government office), seowon and seodang (the educational institutions), hanyakbang (the medical institution), Buddhist temples and seonangdang (the religious buildings), and the fortune-teller’s place.

$4010 Cultural & Theme Tours

Active Seniors Korea Tour 11days 10nights

Day01 Tour representative will escort us to our hotel. Overnight in Incheon (Seoul)Day02 We start our tour by visiting Gwangmyeong Cave,  fly to Jeju Island,   visit Yongduam, Dragon’s Head Rock. Overnight in JejudoDay03 starting with Sangumburi, crater  Then we enjoy Ilchul Land, beautiful theme park with flower garden including Bonsai Garden.                         Overnight in JejudoDay04 fly back to Busan,  we will visit the Yongdusan Dragon Head Park –Then we will go to Busan Tower, we will visit the Jagalchi Fish                   Market,  “must-go” site for tourists in Busan. we will visit Taejongdae park, APEC House, Haeundae Beach and Centum                                   city.  Overnight in BusanDay05 transfer to Gyeongju,   We visit Gyeongju Yangdong Village, .proceed our city tour from Bulguksa temple,  Seokguram Grotto                           Hermitage,  we will visit Daereungwon, Overnight in GyeongjuDay06 We proceed to Jeonju,  We first visit Hanji Museum (Korean Traditional Mulberry paper), You also get DIY experience to make Korean             paper We will take a tour to Hanok Village, participate and test our creative flair in making traditional crafts Coming up next is a                         walking tour in Gyeonggijeon pavilion, Overnight in JeonjuDay07 we will visit Tapsa (Stone pagoda’s temple), Overnight in JeonjuDay08 we visit Suwon Hwaseong fortress,  After that, we enjoy DIY Kimchi making class, take photos in Korean Traditional outfit Hanbok.                   and visit  Namdaemun Local Market, Overnight in SeoulDay09 today’s tour is the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). Visit Dora observatory and Dorasan railway station.  Late morning, visit the 3rd tunnel                 dug  After that, we visit  InSaDong (Antique cultural street) Overnight in SeoulDay10 We are heading out early the beautiful Gyeongbokgung Palace  Royal Guard Changing Ceremony.walk around the Bukchon Hanok                 Village. Then, we will head to ICE Gallery, Also we have enjoyable time at Trick Eye museum,            enjoy the No. 1 Korean Traditional Creative Performance Day11 we will transfer to the airport for our return flight,- End of the Tour

$60 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

1446, King Sejong - His greatest invention for the people in Joseon Dynasty

Tour starts from Hongdae (in Seoul) and the 1st destination is Korean folk village. Korean Folk Village (KFV) is a village from the Joseon period composed of real houses relocated from provinces of the country. Reconstructed through a long survey of houses remaining in different parts of the country and authentication by specialists, it is a real village from the Joseon period that unfolds in seasonal transformation scenes from everyday folk culture meticulously collected. - Lunch at Nambu market at Suwon (Traditional market) - And transfer to Yeosu to visit King Sejong's tomb and visit the exhibition of his relics. We will also learn how the Korean language has begun to created and have a short time to learn simple Korean during the tour. - As for the highlight of the tour, we will enjoy a musical [ 1446 ] at the National Theater in Yongsan at 18 pm. After joining the musical, all group will be transferred back to Hongdae.

$340 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Suwon Sightseeing and Food Tour

At 10:30am your English-speaking guide will pick you at your hotel in Suwon city. The guide will take you to the traditional market in Suwon called 'Yongdong Market'. This market has 200 years history and it is the largest market in Southern Gyeonggi Province. There are total 300 stores in the market and among them 40 stores are the Korean costume stores because this market is also famous for the traditional Korea costumes. In addition to street food, this market has economic prices on clothes, cottons, furniture and groceries. You will be introduced some delicious street food inside of this market and have the opportunity to taste it.After the market you will visit the Suwon Fortress which is one of the famous UNESCO World Heritage sites in South Korea. This fortress was built in 1796 (Chosun Dynasty) by Jeongjo King and he used to visit Suwon city for military training. The length of this fortress is 5.4 km with 5 main gates as Jangan Gate (Main Gate), Paldal Gate (South Gate), Changryong Gate (East Gate), and Hwaseo Gate (West Gate). You will have the opportunity to try an archery excursion at the Paldal Gate at the Archery Training Center of the military from the Chosun Kingdom.After the gate, you will be taken to one of the most famous restaurants in Suwon for lunch. Suwon is well-known for the beef ribs BBQ and you can experience the Korean style of beef rib BBQ. After lunch, you will go to the Gwanggyo Lake, a newly developed and modernized lake in Suwon. This is the most beautiful lake view in Suwon city and you will enjoy a cycling excursion at the lakeside for you to fully appreciate the lake.After cycling you will enjoy dinner at a famous restaurant in Suwon city famous for their juicy and delicious fried chicken. Fried chicken is one of the most popular food for Koreans now. Taste the Korean style of fried chicken with the draft beer called 'Chimac' which means chicken and beer. After dinner you will be transferred back to your hotel.

$160 Cultural & Theme Tours

ANDONG 'Yam' One Day TOUR

Seoul - Hahoe Village - jjimdak with 'YAM'(Andong-style Braised Spicy Chicken with Vegetables) - Woryeong Bridge - Seoul1. Seoul(Departure): Be ready for pickup at your Seoul hotel between 7:50 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., Meet me and be seated in a comfortable private vehicle, then head for the Andong Hahoe Village. 2. Hahoe Village: Hahoe is the village where the members of Ryu family which originated from Hahoe Village have lived together for 600 years. It is a representative village for one family where tile-roofed houses and thatched roofed ones have been quite well conserved for a long time.The village conserves many cultural heritages which show Korean traditional living cultures and ancient architectual styles.2. jjimdak with 'YAM'(Andong-style Braised Spicy Chicken with Vegetables): Andong is Major Yam production area in KOREA. Almost 75% of Yam is produced in ANDONG. Like Our ancestor we are going to eat jjimdak with Yam instead of potato.3. Woryeong Bridge with YAM icecream or YAM Juice : Woryeonggyo Bridge (387m in length and 3.6m in width) is the longest footbridge made of wood in Korea. OPTION: You will rent a Korea Traditional Clothes (20$ / 1 Pax)